By Vann Marlo M. Villegas
JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra handed the opposition of the public prosecutor against the loser to Maguindanao, the suspect of the Zaldy U. Ampatuan massacre, on Wednesday to attend the wedding of his daughter.
"The prosecutor strongly opposes Zaldy Ampatuan's motion to attend leave to attend his daughter's wedding, but the court approved the motion for humanitarian reasons," he told reporters in a mobile message.
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has, according to her order, granted Ampatuan's motion to leave "to attend the wedding of his daughter Bai Nor Aila Kristina M. Ampatuan on August 21, 2018 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, from 4:00 & # 39; noon to 7:00 & # 39; in the evenings only. "
"The court is of the opinion that, although he is a prisoner of detention who has certain restrictions, the accused person can be given permission for the marriage of his eldest daughter, which is an important milestone in our culture that must be cherished and remembered", the message.
"It is a memorable family occasion that must be seen and attended by lovers of the couple, especially the suspect-movant who will personally bring his eldest daughter to the altar," it added.
Mr. Ampatuan, former governor of the autonomous Muslim region of Mindanao, is one of the most important suspects in the 58 November massacre of 58 people, including 32 from the media, in the city of Ampatuan in the province of Maguindanao. He faces 58 murders and has been detained in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig since 2010.
In a statement posted on her social media account, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines also struck Mr. Ampatuan closed and said it learned about the provisional freedom by a social media post from Tawi-Tawi Rep. Ruby Sahali at the wedding.
"While we can understand the desire of a parent to be present at such an important milestone in the life of a child, we emphasize that the crime accused by Mr. Ampatuan is so horrific in nature that it is the shock and outrage that forced it around the world when President Gloria Arroyo moved against the powerful clan who belonged to her most loyal allies, "he said.
With Ampatuan's leave and bail to another important accused last year, Zaldy's brother, Sajid Ampatuan, NUJP said: "That and now this, we feel, gives us and the families of the victims more than enough reason to worry or we can really expect justice for these most serious crimes. "